Phone

Augment your jailbroken iPhone’s dual-SIM capabilities with eSIM+

Apple’s latest iPhones, from the iPhone XR to the iPhone 13 lineup, support dual-SIM functionality. Straight out of the box, these handsets can have both a physical SIM-based carrier and an eSIM-based carrier configured on the same device for traveling abroad. But perhaps unsurprisingly, the native implementation of this capability on the iOS platform leaves a lot to be desired.

Here to help with this particularly disgruntling issue is a newly-released jailbreak tweak called eSIM+ by iOS developer iArrays. Just as the name implies, this tweak augments any jailbroken iPhone that supports dual-SIM capabilities, such as those mentioned earlier.

How to start a conference call on iPhone

Start Conference Call iPhone

Have you ever tried to make plans or just chat with a group of people over text? It can get confusing and opinions can easily get lost. Instead, try starting a conference call to get everyone on the same page, in the same conversation, and at the same time.

Depending on your mobile carrier, you can have up to five people on your call. To help you out, here’s how to start a conference call on iPhone.

T9Dialer brings T9 dialing support to the iPhone’s native Phone app

T9 dialing was initially introduced as a means of making text input easier on 3x4 numeric keypads, much like those found on old cell phones. Modern smartphones with their phone number hot-linking and advanced contact lists have all but phased out the need for such things, but to those wishing they could access T9 in the iPhone’s native Phone app: you’re in luck.

T9Dialer is a somewhat new jailbreak tweak released by iOS developer Jordan Koch (eskimo_dev) that ports full T9 functionality to the numeric keypad in the iPhone’s native Phone app.

Vocito is a lightweight alternative to CallBar

It’s no secret that the iPhone’s inbound call interface is an intrusive pain in the butt. Not only does it take up the entire display, but you can’t do away with it without first declining the phone call. Obvious much?

CallBar by Elias Limneos has long enjoyed being the premier solution to Apple’s horrendous inbound call interface on jailbroken handsets, but a new jailbreak tweak release dubbed Vocito by iOS developer Antique aims to increase the competition in this sector by introducing a minimalist alternative to CallBar.

Customize your Phone app’s keypad with this new jailbreak tweak

Unlike some of the earliest cell phones that made it to the public market, the iPhone can do so much more than just make and receive phone calls. With that in mind, the native Phone app is often overlooked in regards to personal customization and features.

To those who feel the same way, a new free jailbreak tweak called NPF by iOS developer Easy-Z brings at least some form of customization to the iPhone’s Phone app. With it, you’ll be able to customize the shape and size of the keypad buttons to give them a new look and feel, as shown above.

These jailbreak tweaks let you record phone calls with the press of a button

Have you ever wanted to record your inbound and outbound phone calls from your iPhone? If so, then you’re not alone; in fact, this is quite possibly one of the most highly-requested features that Apple hasn’t natively implemented in the iPhone’s calling interface.

While a slightly convoluted process exists that may or may not work depending on your carrier, those with jailbroken handsets can make this process a whole lot easier by installing one of two recently-released jailbreak tweaks dubbed Call Recorder X+ (iOS 12) and Super Recorder X+ (iOS 12) by iOS developer hacx.

CallBar XS brings everyone’s favorite phone call-centric jailbreak tweak to iOS 12

If you have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 12, then you should probably add Elias Limneos’ new CallBar XS jailbreak tweak to your wish list.

Just like its predecessor, CallBar XS streamlines the phone-centric functionality of your iPhone by incorporating a less intrusive incoming and outgoing phone call interface. In short, it replaces iOS’ full-screen call interface with one that’s hardly any larger than a standard notification banner, and it does so without sacrificing any functionality.

How to enable and use Personal Requests for Siri on HomePod

Personal Requests Enabled on iPhone

Using Personal Requests with Siri on your HomePod, you can send text messages, call your contacts, check your calendar, and create notes and reminders. This is a very convenient way to use your Apple smart speaker because you don’t have to lift a finger to do any of these things.

If you’re interested in setting this up, here’s how to enable and use Personal Requests for Siri on HomePod.

How to turn off Call Waiting on iPhone

Call Waiting Disabled on iPhone

Call waiting; one of those convenient phone services that was introduced decades ago on land lines. It lets you answer an incoming call while you’re currently on another call. It can be a handy feature so that you can take calls without your line being tied up.

However, call waiting can also be a nuisance. If you’re already on an important call and don’t want to be bothered with others trying to reach you, you may not want this feature enabled. So, here’s how to turn off Call Waiting on iPhone.

How to set an automatic text reply for phone calls and text messages on iPhone

Auto Reply Message on iPhone

Although the iPhone doesn't come with an automatic text reply feature for calls and messages, there may come a time when you’ll be completely out of reach. Maybe you’re going on vacation, taking time off work, or simply unplugging for a while. But when you receive text messages and calls from people, you want to let them know you aren't available. Setting up an out-of-office auto reply text message can help you do just that.

In this article, we will learn how to set an auto reply for phone calls and text messages on your iPhone.